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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Russian Federation Administration (Oblasts) 1997
Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The map shows the administrative regions (oblasts), territories, national districts and republics of Russia. Russia has a total population of well over 143 million people. It has wide natural resources, including major deposits of oil, natural gas, coal, strategic minerals, and timber.It also faces formidable obstacles of climate, terrain, and distance hinder exploitation of natural resources. Major envionmental issues are air pollution from heavy industry, transportation in major cities, deforestation, soil contamination from improper use of agricultural chemicals, groundwater contamination from toxic waste and radioactive contamination.